Theyre off the $1 coffee, now it's $1 any size drink! Such a deal- but the losers will be crying they have to pay ~$1.39 now for a large coffee, instead of $4.50 for a venti at their beloved Starfux...
As a very small investor, you would probably be better off owning VTI. There's no commission to buy or sell (if done through Vanguard), management fee is a ridiculously low 0.05%, you get maximum diversification all in one convenient package, and it has been outperforming MCD by a wide margin in recent years. I sold MCD at $100 and put the money into VTI at $92.
For all the bashing that MCD get's about their hamburger's and service, I for one like to mention all the charitable work that they do with a large portion of our profit's in every city and state that they are in. I mentioned our profit's and as a share holder I feel strongly the MCD organization is doing a great job in raising the value of my and your share's and dividends.
Hear, hear. I also think they are doing a fine job. Just treat the bashers like the background noise they are.
A recent article from Quartz shows that McDonald's is using the ingredient, microcrystalline cellulose, in hamburgers. The problem is that this substance is wood pulp.
McDonald's has chosen to use wood pulp as a filler in its food. This filler has no nutritional value and may be dangerous for consumers.
there, you bunch of gossip idiots, yep its me again...guess where the family is going tomorrow on the 4th? You got it, mickey dees....going to get that there bacon cheeseburger with some of them there fries and of course nuggets, milk shake, fish and more.....might ride up the road to KFC and get a huge bucket of chicken for the weekend...got paid today and can't wait.
Get real. Take a look at a chart comparison of MCD vs. VTI for the past year. MCD is up barely 1% vs. about 23% for VTI. Is that what you call raising the value of your shares?
After you finish looking at the positive, take a look at the reality that is driving the share price down. People don't go to McD because they do great humanitarian work. People expect fast service, fair prices and good tasting food. In many cases, there is disappointment. I'll eventually be dropping this loser from my holdings if they don't wake up to reality soon.
Microcrystalline cellulose is a term for refined wood pulp and is used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent in food production. The most common form is used in vitamin supplements or tablets. It is also used in plaque assays for counting viruses, as an alternative to carboxymethylcellulose
McDonald's should continue to invest in what they do best, while holding down prices. Invest in team member training, expanded drive-thru access, new items, etc.
They can't even manage what they have now, so how do think they'll be able to efficiently and profitably manage a company double the size of what they already have? Bad idea. A much better idea would be to replace the top management with competent people. Their worst idea ever was to borrow tons of money to do buybacks and pay bigger dividends is their worst idea ever. That's a recipe for certain disaster.